|The Importance of Open Source Due Diligence in M&A|
Date: January 22nd
Time: 2:00pm EDT - what time is this for me
MCLE credit offered
Today's technology companies are increasingly utilizing free and open source software (FOSS) to help enable innovation in their development organizations. However the day to day practice of using FOSS is often uncontrolled, potentially creating unknown legal, business and operational risks arising from the unique obligations found in many open source licenses. As a result, acquiring companies are now focusing more heavily on open source and third party code in their due diligence practices to uncover issues before M&A transactions are completed.
Join Andrew Hall, Intellectual Property Attorney at Fenwick and West LLP and Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck to gain insights on defined strategies and processes for evaluating open source and software assets within the scope of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Attendees will learn:
- Why technical due diligence is important in software M&A?
- What steps are involved in the diligence process
- Challenges and common concerns of acquirers and investors
Fenwick & West is an approved provider for the State Bar of California. Attendees seeking credit in jurisdictions other than California should check with your state for confirmation of approval.